WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets have signed striker Evgeny Svechnikov with a one-year contract in both directions, the team announced on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old Svechnikov scored 21 games for Detroit last season Red Wings eight points (three goals, five assists).

The native Russian from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk has played 41 games for Red Wings in four seasons since he turned pro in 2016, scoring 12 points (five goals , seven assists) and 20 penalty minutes.

At the American Hockey League level, Svechnikov has 101 points (39 goals, 62 assists) in 192 games for the Grand Rapids Griffins.